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to voice their support for same sex marriage by the end of the week and the obama administration has until thursday to decide if it's going to take a position on this case, reporting live, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >>> okay, thank you, marianne. with three days until budget cuts take effect, known as the sequester, republican leaders criticized the president for taking his comments outside of washington. he told shipyard workers there's no smart way to cut $85 billion in seven months as republicans are proposing. meanwhile today the department of homeland security blamed budget cuts for its planned release of some undocumented wo workers. house speaker john boehner has done his part complaining loudly and repeatedly that the president should approve the republican plan for more targeted reductions. president obama dismissed that as choosing between taking money from a poor kid while taking money from a disabled kid. >> if they do take effect, the is sequestration cuts will dig deep into federal programs. critics say it's a meat ax approach slashing federal programs without thought
the university รณ2cal alum wants the][d suspend game. >>> president obama warned us about cyber attacks in the state of the union address. it's plagued social media companies for months and today it hit cupertino offices of apple. our business and tech reporter scott budman joins us this evening after speaking with security experts who are fighting back. scott? >> raj, they're fighting technology with technology, tracking hackers from china in what many in both our government and our private secotor are calling all-out war. after attacks on facebook, google, twitter, "the new york times," coca-cola, and even apple, america, it seems, is in the midst of a cyber war against china. >> this it does seem that these attacks and intrusions are more brazen. >> reporter: mike is a former cyber policy adviser at the defense department. he says our government is threatened along with our personal information and says while the hackers are smart, the bay area tech industry is smarter. >> i think ideally i would like to see the government hooking up with more silicon valley companies. >> reporter: a
more in a live report in a bit. >>> searching for a contraception compromise. the obama administration's new proposal. >>> one last good-bye. hillary clinton bids farewell to her state department staffers, but her departure was overshadowed by another deadly u.s. embassy attack. the latest in "world tonight" next. >>> the biggest party in new orleans. >> thousands of others tonight, time to ramp up the party, get that moment in the international spotlight. laurence scott with a look at all the chaos and everybody wants their own 15 minutes of fame, too. >> reporter: so much is going on. we're hearing from the legends, that deer antler spray, we're trying to understand with ray lewis. confusing. when you get down to it, the families are having a good time. people are talking. people are arriving. it's a big scene. it's a circus. they're getting ready for this thing. take a look. >> arguably the best wide receiver in nfl history -- >> reporter: jerry wise has seen his fair share of super bowl glory. m rice is one of many former niners on the scene sharing their thoughts on life in the sp
is not affiliated with any political party. in the past, he has attend add dinner with president barack obama. facebook also host add town hall for the president during his first term in office. zuckerberg met christie in 2010 when he donated $100 million to newark public schools so, yes, continuing to arrive here. we believe we may have spotted condoleezza rice. there is a valet service out hear taking care of their cars and, again, we expect 100 guests to arrive here for this fund-raising eat mark zuckerberg's. kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >>> from one governor to another, was his recruiting trip a success? rick perry is heading back home tonight after meeting with california companies in an effort to lure them to the lone star state. the republican says he met with many entrepreneurs and business leaders during this recruiting trip. it included a reception for more than 200 california companies who expressed interest in moving. 20 businesses attended. pe perry calls the call friendly competition. >>> a different kind of early voting proposing legislation would allow california teens t
. the court will hear the case march 26th. >>> what will president obama do? will he get involved with the debate? mr. obama has stated that same-sex couples should have equal rights. when asked whether he will take a position in the high court case, the president said only that the solicitor general was looking into it, and he had no further comment. >> employees in the south bait need your help to identify a serial bank robber linked to five heists starting january 8. since then he's robbed four other banks, the latest on tuesday in santa clara. they're releasing surveillance photos of him in action hoping someone will recognize the man. he's described being about 35 with a muscular build. three of the branchs were wells fargo branches and they're offering rewards leading to the man's arrest. at what the cost, clean-up? the city of san jose is shelling out tens of thousands of dollars to take care of its continuing problem with homeless encampments. damian trujillo uncovered that how much the cash strapped city is pouring into this problem. >> it is a lot of money and it's going
through a ventilation pipe. >>> on his first trip in his second term president obama hit the road to push for stricter gun laws. nbc bay area's janelle wang is here with that story and more in our "world tonight." >>> raj, president obama chose minneapolis because the city has recently brought its crime rate to a 30-year low. the president is pushing congress to pass universal background checks, a limit on high-capacity magazines and an assault weapons ban. in his speech today the president said law enforcement should never be outgunned on the streets. universal background streets is gaining support but the ban on assault weapons is a tougher fight. >> there's even one thing we can do. if there's just one life we can save, we've got an obligation to try. we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> the president is also calling for greater access to mental health care. >>> after 28 years in the senate john kerry has started his new job as secretary of state. he received a warm welcome at the state department and then made a few brief remarks which included a
obama awarded the presidential citizens medal for the families -- to the families of teachers and staff members killed in the december attack. the citizens medal is the second highest honor awarded by the white house behind presidential medal of freedom. >>> the east bay city of oakley is banning the sales of ammunition in residential neighborhoods. it all started when a resident approached the city about opening a home-based business involving guns. the city council considered banning all home gun businesses, but conflicts with federal law prompted lawmakers to abandon that issue. councilmembers compromised by voting 3-2 to ban ammo sales in residential areas. >>> so was facebook hacked? they say an unknown hacking group was able to install software on a number of employee laptops. there's no evidence that any facebook data was compromised but did not say what the hacker did have access to. that attack happened last month when employees visited a mobile developer website that was compromised. the affected computers have been cleaned and an investigation is now ongoing. zoom corps uses
attacks under president obama. >> new details op a cable car accident in san francisco that sent seven people to the hospital this week. we know a bolt on the tracks brought that cable car to a grinding halt yesterday, but where did that mysterious bolt come from and why didn't the emergency system kick in before that cable carl hit the bolt? nbc bay area's joe rosa ta junior has the answers. >> san francisco's cable cars are the city's picturesque ambassadors to visitors from around the world. but yesterday they showed one group of riders their ugly side. today inspectors from the state puc examined the tracks at powell and washington where car 25 came to an abrupt halt before hitting a bolt in the tracks. sending seven people to the hospital. today, muni officials revealed an bolt came from their own system. >> to cause -- the cause of the incident was in fact a loose bolt that came from the screw plate. >> muni said the bolt came loose from one of the 41 switches along the system, which are visually inspected every day. >> what we do now in addition to visually checking them is that
questions for president obama's phenomenon knee for secretary of defense. and many of those questions came from the nominee's own party. >> janelle wang is here with our world tonight. janelle. >> former february nebraska senator chuck hagel hammered today at his senate confirmation hearing. one of the most heated exchanges came from his former friends senator john mccain who grilled hagel on his opposition to the 2007 surge of u.s. forces into iraq. >> deserves your judgment as to whether you were right or wrong about the surge. >> i'll explain why i made those comments. >> i want to know if you were right or wrong. that's a direct question. i expect a direct answer. >> hagel said it wasn't a yes or no answer but senator mccain didn't give him a chance to explain. hagel spent a lot of time clarifying pree clarifying previous positions. including supporting the rights of gays in the militaries. if confirmed, he would be the first enlisted man to be as defense secretary. his supporters say that experience makes him uniquely qualified for the job. >>> now to a developing story in mexico. 14
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